Hi, I'm Melanie, a licensed pediatric Occupational Therapist with over 23 years of experience. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University and have certifications in infant massage, SIPT, the SOS feeding approach, Handwriting Without Tears, and the Therapeutic Listening approach. My career spans various settings, including schools, hospitals, NICU, outpatient, academia, Early Intervention, and telehealth. I'm licensed in Colorado and South Carolina.
My journey in occupational therapy began at 14, driven by a deep passion for helping children. This passion grew after I became a mother to two boys and experienced Early Intervention firsthand. I've since dedicated myself to empowering therapists and families in early childhood development and intervention.
I founded Growing Little Brains, a platform offering parent coaching and resources for therapists and caregivers, focusing on connecting, moving, and playing with young children. Additionally, I created The Therapy Village to support Early Interventionists in their practice, offering a collaborative space for learning and professional growth.
Join me in this mission to build a community of skilled, confident, and supported therapists, enhancing the lives of families and children from the start. We are better together!